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URGENT ACTION requested to Save the Montana Main Street program!

April 8, 2013View for printing

Last week an amendment to reinstate funding for the Montana Main Street Program in the Senate Finance and Claims Committee failed with a 10 to 10 vote. HB2 will move to the Senate floor this week and, at this time, does not contain any funding for this exemplary and most effective program.

Please submit letters of support for the program to your Senator/s and to the Senate Secretary Marilyn Miller at mmiller2@mt.gov.

CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001y458k ... tiXCQe3XXkM= HELP SAVE THIS IMPORTANT PROGRAM!

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Learn More About MT Main Street's Great Track Record! http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001y458k ... QeewnkaO2Vw==

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW Montana Main Street is a successful program, delivering technical assistance, grant funds, support and training to people across Montana.

Many towns struggle to attract businesses, shoppers, renters and tourists. Main Street gives them a leg up: building capacity and connecting small business owners to important resources in and out of Montana. Downtown businesses are hard-pressed for time, funding and manpower. They can't do it alone. Montana Main Street provides much-needed assistance to preserve and promote local businesses and a healthy economy.

A Sampler of Recent Success through Main Street:

Butte's Folk Festivals

Streetscaping in Stevensville, Sheridan & Townsend

Tourism Projects in Shelby, Deer Lodge, Terry, Glendive, Kalispell, Lewistown & Dillon

Growth Policies in Glasgow and Terry

In 2012 alone: More than 70 Building Projects, More than 75 jobs, More than 30 New Businesses, Tens of Thousands of Volunteer Hours, Millions of Dollars in New Investments, Numerous Events & Happy Visitors!

Help spread the word and forward this email to people in your community working to promote the vitality and viability of Montana's historic downtowns!

Montana Preservation Alliance

120 Reeder's Alley

Helena, MT 59601

406.457.2822

christine@preservemontana.org
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